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Whats a good resonable priced helmet? Im not to crazy over the full face helmets. Or should i be?

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The more protection, the better. There was a big discussion on this a couple of weeks back, try searching for it.


 

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I have an HJC Cl15 helmet and I think its a good one for the price. My buddy took a pretty bad spill on his cbr600 in a curve. His head hit the pavement really hard, bounced and hit it again. Helmet had a crack in it, but his head did not. I was sold on the spot.
 

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IM wearing a full face right now that cost about $179, believe its a Fulmer, and I have a half for the summer,,but I will say this,,I had 3 touring bikes with big windsheilds,,I put the wind deflector on my fury and with the full face and my Hide, I dont get blasted from the wind,,,without it,,its A brutal ride. I was iffy on buying the OEM windsheild,,but im glad I did,,it works,,
 

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Full face is the way to go, you want as much protection as you can get. The modern ones have some great vents so they do not fog up or get hot in summer. Make sure that it fits well. You may have to try quite a few on until you find one that suits your head shape.
 

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My opinion is that the comfort and safety take priority over price. Full face is the only way to go, replacing one's face after the road grinds it off costs way more then a helmet. If it has both the DOT and SNELL stickers on it I will consider it.

I've also noticed that different people fit into different helmets, even after the "break in period". My sister has a HJC head where I fit more into a Shoei. Go figure, I spend twice as much for the same comfort :(
 

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I got a lot of useful info on this subject from fellow fury-riders in the thread "skid-lid conundrum", and from my own research. Results are in the thread, but briefly my conclusions were full-face is the way to go. I don't like helmets, as stated in the thread, so I figure if I'm gonna put on a composite head-bubble might as well get the best possible coverage from it. A lot of serious crash injuries are frontal, lower face/chin and only a fullface helmet helps with these. My other criteria were safety: I decided on ECE & DoT rating as the most important certifications; reasons are in the thread. Second, and this is a biggie: COMFORT - since I'm not a helmet buff to begin with I figured if it's uncomfortable I'll find every excuse not to put it on - so I went with the lightest weight helmet I could possibly find that still had appropriate safety certifications. Along with or maybe even a little ahead of comfort was vision - I wanted the best possible peripheral vision so I wouldn't feel boxed in. Now, the bad news - to meet my requirements, the best helmets I could find were all unfortunately mid/high priced, in the $400 range. But then, I figured hell, if I can spend $1400 on exhaust pipes ($700 each for first the set I got then the set I replaced them with lol) then I was being stupid to balk over an extra $100 or $200 for something that might keep me alive.

Actually $400 isn't all that high; check out Shoei's - and the lightest weight helmet made, that I could find, was from BMW and cost over $2000.

P.S. One thing I'd be interested to know, since I didn't think to research it when I was researching helmets, anyone know of a good bluetooth helmet or system that would enable one to hear turn-by-turn spoken GPS directions from a cellphone gps carried in a pocket? If you don't wanna spend $1000 or so for a motorcycle gps unit and handlebar bracket mount?
 

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- I wanted the best possible peripheral vision so I wouldn't feel boxed in. Now, the bad news - to meet my requirements, the best helmets I could find were all unfortunately mid/high priced, in the $400 range.
Stonewheel, so what did you end up with? Pic's or a link would be helpful.


CARDO SCALA RIDER seems popular on this site (ask Tony_Fury). Here is a bit of a write up on the subject: Motorcycle Intercoms - Radios - GPS - webBikeWorld. A buddy of mine has the Cardo scala-rider Q2 so he can talk to his wife who rides her own bike and also to get "emerg" calls from from their daughter when they are on road trips. With your phone and GPS in one unit its the ideal integration.
Gar you are just a plethora of information.
 

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I use an HJC CL-Max, it is a modular (flip face) that I really like, I looked at the Nolan N43 last week, but prefer the flip face, the Nolan can have the Ncom added which will bluetooth to electronics, and it can be open or full face . Nolan N43 Trilogy N-Com Helmet: Helmet Express I was always told "if ya got a 50 dollar head, get a 50 dollar helmet"
 

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Anyone have any thoughts on buying online?

Also, are there any good websites out there? Is there anything that has user reviews/comments like Amazon? I dont want to end up like this...

 

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Make sure that it fits well. You may have to try quite a few on until you find one that suits your head shape.
Check avatar...talk about having to try some on, I usually wind up looking like this :eek: .
 
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